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Writing on PF

  1. Aug 23, 2010 #1

    epenguin

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    Writing

    On this site and no other, when I type B inside [] I get . :surprised

    I copied that from a thread where I wrote the above sentence.

    Now let me write that sentence, well just the

    Yes I wrote B capital and got b. If you press the quote and it comes out like on my screen you will see I am not fantasizing.

    But not in the title. And not outside the []. This does not happen with [A]. Let me write a few more [C][D][M][X][Y][Z]. OK, it does not happen for X, Y, Z, so we can survive. But - yes it is still happening.

    This phenomenon is very uninteresting. However it could drive some of the people who come here crazy.* Unless it happens only to me.* Otherwise I think something needs to be done.

    *I am not crazy.**

    **However if you are seeing different on your screen than I on mine, I might sound crazy.
    I type B and if it is in square brackets I get b.
    And I can't get round it by typing b in brackets - I get - i.e. b inside [].
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2010
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  3. Aug 23, 2010 #2

    Evo

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    Re: Writing

    Perhaps because is the first part of bolding?
     
  4. Aug 23, 2010 #3

    lisab

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    Re: Writing

    In the following tests, the . in the brackets are there just as dummies:

    [.b]bold
    = bold
    [.B]bold[/B] = bold
    [.B]bold[/b] = bold
    [.bold]bold[/bold] = [bold]bold[/bold]

    [.b] =
    [.B] =

    That this happens to me, too, says nothing about your sanity or lack thereof.
     
  5. Aug 23, 2010 #4

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    Wow, seems there's no way around this actually.

    You'd think putting the "noparse" tags ([noparse][noparse][/noparse][/noparse]) around it should work, but even then, it still changes the thing to lowercase. That's a bug.

    Example:
    [noparse]The 'B's here were written in uppercase[/noparse]
     
  6. Aug 23, 2010 #5

    Danger

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    I don't see a problem with this. If you want to differentiate a "B" from a "b", use a different container such as the "" that I used here. Otherwise, you are going to invoke the bold function. There are a lot of container symbols available that don't trigger an automatic function: <>, (), ··, ”’, etc..

    edit: Mentors—how the hell did we end up with another penguin here? I thought that we were still trying to assassinate the first one.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2010
  7. Aug 24, 2010 #6

    epenguin

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  9. Aug 24, 2010 #8

    Gokul43201

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    Re: Writing

    Some workarounds:

    1. [itex][/itex] -> enclose in itex tags

    2. [noparse][[/noparse]B] -> use noparse around some part of the 3-character string, not the entire thing

    3. [B] -> other types of goofy tricks, this being a quick one - hit "quote" to see what I've done.

    Note: Enclosing within code tags does not help.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2010
  10. Aug 24, 2010 #9

    Danger

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    I wasn't aware of that. Sorry. Good solutions, Gokul.
     
  11. Aug 24, 2010 #10

    epenguin

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    Thank you. :smile: The first seems the one I am most likely to remember.
     
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